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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, July 12: Big weekend for Robert Whittaker and Justin Gaethje
New UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and successful UFC debutant Justin Gaethje were the big winners from the most recent edition of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week – and it’s reflected in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings. Whittaker, who defeated Yoel Romero in UFC 213’s headliner, is now No. 2 at middleweight – and he also made his debut in the pound-for-pound rankings. Gaethje, a former WSOF champ who beat lightweight vet Michael Johnson in a thrilling “Fight of the Year” candidate in The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale’s main event, moved from No. 7 to No. 4 in the division.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 4:20PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
Pro Fighters League debuts with 291,000 viewers
The debut of the Pro Fighters League on NBC Sports this past Friday night, a show headlined by former UFC top welterweight contender Jon Fitch against Brian Foster, did 291,000 viewers. Fitch (30-7-1, 1 no contest) scored his first finish since June 2007, in scoring a second-round win over Foster (27-10) with a bulldog choke.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Championship doubleheader slated for Invicta FC 25 in California
Invicta FC is going to California and bringing a championship doubleheader event with it. The promotion announced Monday that Invicta FC 25 will take place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif., and atop the card, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass, is a pair fights for vacant title belts.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Fight Nights Global 69 results: Ali Bagautinov with submission win in Russia
Former UFC title contender Ali Bagautinov secured his first win since returning to Russia earlier this year when he secured a second round submission over Pedro Nobre at Fight Nights Global 69 on Friday night. Fight Nights Global 69, or FNG 69, took place on Friday, June 30 at the Sibir Ice Sports Palace in Novosibirsk, Russia. As well as the flyweight main event, also on the card was English lightweight Jack McGann, who unfortunately fell to an early stoppage defeat at the hands of Nikolay Gaponov.
Submitted Jul 3, 2017 3:11AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Curious about PFL's 2018 tournament format? Carlos Silva breaks down the road to $1 million
The PFL debuts tonight in Daytona with one of four fight cards through the rest of the calendar year that will serve as warm-ups to the real thing in 2018. And the real thing is going to be something very different from what MMA fans are used to, according to CEO Carlos Silva.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
PFL: Daytona highlights: Jon Fitch gets first finish in more than 10 years
The knock on Jon Fitch through the years is that he doesn’t finish fights. On Friday night, he may have knocked that monkey off his back. Fitch (29-7-1) survived some heavy hands from Brian Foster (39-7) to pick up a second-round submission win in the headlining bout of the Professional Fighters League debut event, “PFL: Daytona.” The show took place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., and aired on NBCSN.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Joe 'Diesel' Riggs signs with M-1 Global
Per social media:
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 1:07PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China
M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSIP – 5 X 5 (L)Ivan “Buki” Buchinger(31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Champion, Slovakia 144 lbs. vs. (R) Timur Nagibin (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Challenger, Russia 144 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Sascha Sharma (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany 143 lbs. vs. Muso “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-0, M-1: 9-2-0), Ukraine 165 lbs. vs. Corey “Major” Nelson (18-6-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 168 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Korobov (10-2-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Russia, 143 lbs. vs. Asirkebai Jinensibieke (12-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. PRELIMINARY CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Rene Hoppe (7-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Germany 204 lbs. vs. Carlos “Cachorrao” Eduardo (15-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil 204 lbs. MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Arten Kazbanov (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. vs. Nosherwan “Savage” Khanzada (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Pakistan 184 ½ lbs. BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Huyixibai Huyixibai (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 135 lbs. vs. Ibragim Navruzov (3-0-1, M-1: 0-0-1), Georgia 132 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake (1-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0, China 169 ½ lbs. vs. Makim “Man Max” Melnik (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine 167 lbs. LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Adam Tsurov (6-5-0, M-1: 5-2-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. vs. Kangkang Fu (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 153 lbs.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jon Fitch vs. Brian Foster headlines inaugural PFL event
The Professional Fighters League, formerly known as World Series of Fighting, will be hosting their first event later this month, the promotion announced Thursday. MMA veteran and last WSOF welterweight champion Jon Fitch will be facing Brian Foster in the headlining slot of the card. This event, labeled as PFL: Daytona, will take place on June 30 at the UNOH Fanzone in the Daytona International Speedway. The event will take place following the Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, and it will televised on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Jun 2, 2017 7:26PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Bracket A for RIZIN Bantamweight GP announced
RIZIN’s World GP series has become part of its staple concepts ever since their launch in 2015. King Mo was crowned the winner of the monumental -220 lbs GP in 2015. Mirko Crocop won the Openweight GP last year by finishing all four opponents. Now in 2017, RIZIN will be holding its World GP at Bantamweight (-135). The opening rounds of the 14 man tournament (with 2 wild card slots) for the Quarter Finals, will be executed over the course of 2 events – 3 fights for Bracket A on July 30th, and 3 fights for Bracket B in October. The total of 6 winners from the opening round plus the 2 wild card fighters who get the bye, will gather on December 29th for the quarter finals. The winner of the GP will earn 15,000,000 Japanese yen ($135,000), Second place with 3,000,000 Japanese yen ($27,000) and Third place at 1,000,000 Japanese yen ($9,000,000).
Submitted May 24, 2017 12:13PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Get ready.....new weight classes coming to MMA
With extreme weight cutting becoming more and more of a issue in our sport new rules and plans have just been passed to help combat this issue. The addition of more weight classes in MMA is coming as soon as summer time. New divisions include... 165Lbs 175Lbs 195Lbs 225lbs
Submitted May 17, 2017 4:34PM by FKA - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
‘Bigfoot' Silva back on TRT for Vitaly Minakov fight in Russia
Antonio Silva is looking to snap a four-fight losing skid, and he's cleared to go on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) once again. “Bigfoot", one of the few UFC fighters allowed to go on TRT before the treatment was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission, is set to meet former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov at Fight Nights Global, scheduled for June 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Submitted May 5, 2017 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Matt Bessette meets new challenger Reynaldo Trujillo in CES MMA 44 headliner
Injury has forced Jeremy Spoon (20-3) to withdraw from a planned CES MMA 44 headliner, and a replacement opponent has been secured. Veteran Texan Reynaldo Trujillo (21-18) has agreed to step in on short notice and now challenges CES MMA featherweight champion Matt Bessette (21-7) at the event, which takes place May 12 and airs on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. “It’s frustrating when we were so close to making this fight happen, but thankfully CES found a man to step up and fight,” Bessette stated. “Rey Trujillo likes to fight, not pretend he likes to fight. Those are the best scraps that get me amped.”
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:02PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Victory Fighting Championship announces full lineup for VFC 57
Daniel “Big Kansas” Gallemore (6-3) vs. Daniel “The Predator” James (6-2-1) – VFC heavyweight title Nick “Garfield” Mamalis (18-10) vs. Kevin “Pocket Herc” Gray (8-3) – VFC flyweight title Darrick Minner (17-6) vs. Justin “O-Town” Overton (4-3) – featherweight Josh “Slipknot” Pfeifer (5-2) vs. Cody Carillo (11-14) – lightweight Daron McCant (2-0) vs. Sharkey Slyter (3-1) – bantamweight Chance Thackerston (3-0) vs. Trey Ogden (7-1) – lightweight Rob Mitchell (1-0) vs. Alex “Mr. Hyde” McGowan (1-1) – featherweight Dustin Kramer (4-1) vs. Matt Murray (1-0) – bantamweight Arnold Berdon (7-2) vs. Johnnie Roades (9-11) – bantamweight A pair of title bouts top the lineup for Victory Fighting Championship’s VFC 57 slated for Friday, May 5 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas, and live on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
Submitted Apr 26, 2017 12:50AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Nikita Krylov vs. Emanuel Newton at Fight Nights 67 In St. Petersburg
Nikita Krylov (MMA 21-5), a popular UFC fanatic in Ukraine's Ukrainian debut, will be battling Bellator's American hero Emanuel Newton (MMA 26-12-1). The duel will take place during the Fight Nights 67, which will take place on 2 June in St. Petersburg.
Submitted Apr 26, 2017 12:46AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Mamed Khalidov may test free agency following KSW stadium show
One of the name synonymous with the KSW brand may not be long for the promotion. According to mmanews.pl, Mamed Khalidov’s upcoming stadium show main event is the final fight on his current contract with the promotion. The KSW middleweight champion is scheduled to face the promotion’s welterweight titleholder Boris Mankowski in the main event of KSW’s biggest show to date. "Yes, this is the last fight on Mamed Khalidov’s current contract,” co-owner Maciej Kawulski confirmed with the Polish outlet. “With him, the agreement in force is an average of 2 or 3 years and it is true that after the battle with Boris Mankowski, his contract will end."
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:07PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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UFC/Bellator vet Maiquel Falcao gets horrible beating in late stoppage at Fight Nights Global 63
Referee incompetence is something that has and likely always will be part of MMA. Unfortunately, another egregious display occurred at today’s Fight Night Global 63 event in Vladivostok, Primorsky, Russia. Former UFC and Bellator fighter Maiquel Falcao (37-10) was the recipient of an extended beating at the hands of Vladimir Mineev (9-1) during their middleweight bout after the referee refused to step in and stop the fight until essentially the latest possible moment.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:03PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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WSOF to Become Professional Fighters League in 2018 Under New Ownership Group
World Series of Fighting has been rebranded as the Professional Fighters League and will begin operating under its new identity in 2018, according to a release. The Professional Fighters League, which is co-founded by Washington D.C.-based businessmen Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey and Mark Leschly, purchased WSOF in January. Ramsey was a former chairman of the George Washington University board of trustees and also led a failed bid by Washington D.C. to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. The release boasts that the league is “backed by business titans in sports, media and technology.” According to a report from the Washington Post, Ted Leonsis, who owns the Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals, is one of the investors in the PFL, as are members of the Lerner family, who own the Washington Nationals. Other investors include Brandon Beck, found of the eSports company Riot Games and Los Angeles Dodgers Chief Financial Officer Tucker Karin.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 1:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
DC based group to launch UFC competitor
A number of wealthy individuals have made a small fortune in MMA, by starting with a large one. ProElite XC reportedly lost $36,000,000. The IFL reportedly beat that figure easily, losing $55,000,000. The losing number for Affliction MMA is unknown, but it’s a bunch of millions. However, the lure of owning a fight promotion apparently remains. Hedge Fund manager and philanthropist Russ Ramsey has reportedly bought World Series of Fighting, and will relauch it in early 2018 as the Professional Fighters League. D.C. venture capitalists Donn Davis and Mark Leschly are co-founders.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 12:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nathaniel Wood, Marko Kovacevic meet for 135 title at Cage Warriors 84 in London on June 2
The vacant bantamweight title will be on the line in June when Cage Warriors returns to London. Nathaniel Wood (10-3) is set to take on Marko Kovacevic (9-1) for the 135-pound belt at Cage Warriors 84, the promotion today announced. The event will take place at Indigo at The O2 in London on Friday, June 2. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also booked for the card is a light heavyweight bout between Norman Paraisy (15-4-2) and Kenneth Bergh (5-0).
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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